Anyway, this last vacation I was going to a wedding and forgot my tie. And my dress shirt. And my brush. And my sunglasses. And my children. The important thing, however, is that I forgot my tie. I found myself at the Men's Wearhouse looking for a replacement tie, and shirt, and brush, and children and...
Anyway, the salesman handed me this dark blue one with red dots. It changed to light blue at the end, and he explained it was for something called an "eldritch knot," so you get a two color effect. I quickly looked up Eldritch and found it meant "strange, ghostly, unworldly," so I thought I'd look like this:
|"Like my tie, baby?"|
- It wasn't an "eldritch knot" it was an "eldredge knot."
- I can't tie a tie to save my life.
Anyway, I found this YouTube video on how to tie an eldredge knot and got to work.
This is what I ended up with:
Not exactly the Eldritch Wizardry (inside joke) I had been hoping for. Luckily, I found another video that was better:
Which isn't perfect, but is much better than my usual results. And, hey, it's worth it to look this good: